Fresh off the release of her Jack Antonoff-produced track “Mariners Apartment Complex,”Lana Del Rey returns with another Antonoff-crafted effort called “Venice Bitch,” along with an accompanying ten-minute-long video.
Lana premiered the song earlier today on Zane Lowe’sBeats 1 Radio show during which she told him:
I played it for my managers and I was like, “Yeah, I think this is the single I want to put out.” And they were like, “It’s ten minutes long. Are you kidding me? It’s called ‘Venice Bitch.’” Like, “Why do you do this to us? Can you make a three minute normal pop song?” I was like, “Well, end of summer, some people just wanna drive around for ten minutes get lost in some electric guitar.”
She also revealed that her upcoming album will be titled Norman Fucking Rockwell:
Working with Jack, I was in a little bit of a lighter mood because he was so funny. So the title track is called “Norman Fucking Rockwell” and it’s kind of about this guy who is such a genius artist but he thinks he’s the shit and he knows it and he like won’t shut up talking about it. So often I ended up with these creative types or whatever, and you know, they just go on and on about themselves, and I’m like, “Yeah, yeah.” But there’s a little bit of merit to it also. They are so good. I just like the title track so much that I was like, “OK, I definitely want the record to also be called that.”
In the song “Venice Bitch” there’s like another little reference to Norman Rockwell, which didn’t have to be in there. I don’t even remember if I threw it in there intentionally just to pop that message in a little further. I can’t even remember what I was thinking, but I think when I was writing this song, it was a more happy take on love and it was just sort of about like, “I tour, you write. We make it work.” And also you know I love having painter references because I think sometimes when you’re writing you’re sort of trying to paint these ideas into existence, because I’m very visual too. So yeah, I don’t know. I know it’s a crazy title, but that’s just the title of the record.
Watch the music video below. “Venice Bitch” is available on Apple Music, Spotify, and other digital services now.